As I purchased them, she asked if I had a Stores card. When I said no, she asked if I had a Seniors card, & yes I have, so that reduced the price of the shoes even more. When I told her I hadn't realised I would get a discount, she made me laugh.
She said "Oh I love learning new things! I somehow find it so empowering!" ??
I couldn't think of any answer to that, so just thanked her & went off with the shoes. GOM can be a tad difficult to get to buy shoes, but he likes them & is happily wearing them, declaring them a good fit.
And now, let the laughs begin. This is a photo of the Trouser Suit I once crocheted for a shop proprietor. In Bottle Green. I see the pattern book is dated November 1970.
Imagine... the wearer could have struck this pose. Very fetching!
Anyone remember Emma Peel?
And here, are some tops in crochet from another book, this one dated March 1972. I never made these.
And remember the Poncho? Which I see is making a comeback. I used to crochet these for friends & relatives. Also did some for the shop. I never knitted one, though. This is a knitted one with hood.... & a sort of lion's mane?
I used to wonder why they had all these ads in magazines, saying, "Do you have sand kicked in your eyes at the beach? Do you get laughed at? Charles Atlas can help." I can see what they meant.
And look at the lovely girl's shorts set, complete with high stockings, just to titillate. These publications were English, & while I have heard it can be cool in Summer in England, surely it wouldn't warrant over-knee stockings with shorts?
I dont know how I came to keep these patterns all these years. Just packed up all the 'stuff' as we have moved about over the years, & carted it all about with me. I think the time is coming when I need to part with it. Some of the books were among Mum's things, & I couldn't bring myself to just throw them away.
This is the twelth house move since I made the trouser suit! To say nothing of moving countries too. It is quite surprising to think I would have kept that book all those years. There is a very nice baby cardigan in it, which doesnt date, & I have knitted it for several babies over the years.
It is very chilly here this morning! My fingers are very cold. I am off to warm up.
Kris Kristofferson, Who's to Bless & Who's to Blame